By Patrick Soko
Recognizing that Education is a key driver to higher productivity which is a prerequisite for national development, Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has continued with its educational support and donated more textbooks worth K10,000 to St Edmund’s Secondary School situated in Katuba area 50kilometres away from Zambia’s capital city Lusaka.
Fr Jim who received the books on behalf of the school which started in 2016 and already has more than 100 students from around Chieftainess Mungule’s village said the school was in need of a lot of help and the mathematics books donated would go a long way in helping the pupils.
“We are truly grateful for this. We do not take it for granted and I know that the current crop of students will appreciate these books.”
Adding: “It is always nice to see corporate entities help out the communities in improving the quality of education of learners. We do realize the government cannot do this alone hence the need for partnerships to be created.”
And handing over the books, Airtel’s Enterprise Business Director, Mr Muyunda Munyinda said Airtel would continue being relevant in the Education sector as promoting equity in accessing education is paramount to national development.
The school is situated 20kilometres from Chieftainess Mungule’s palace.